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Freeport Awarded $400,000 SS4A Grant


The City of Freeport was awarded a $400,000 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grant. The federally-funded action study and plan will open up the City of Freeport to future implementation phase funding to address safety-specific road projects. In the current round of funding, Freeport earned the second-highest SS4A grant award in the state of Illinois.

“We are pleased to receive this grant funding,” said Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller. “This grant will play a pivotal role in stepping up safety measures to prevent fatalities and serious injuries on our streets.”

The City’s contracted engineering and environmental firm, Fehr Graham, was critical in securing the funding for the SS4A grant.

“The proposed action plan will be city-wide,” stated Bridgette Stocks, Fehr Graham’s Senior Community Development Specialist. “It will address Freeport’s specific areas of safety concerns as well as the public’s comments on safety concerns. The diverse methods of involvement will ensure that all safety issues are directly addressed.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) SS4A funding helps communities across the nation address roadway safety through a comprehensive approach that uses all types of interventions, which aligns with DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy. These funds help combat the preventable crisis of deaths on the nation’s roads through safer roads, vehicles, appropriate vehicle speeds, and improved post-crash care.

To learn more about the U.S. DOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All grant, please visit the grant announcement webpage for more details.

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